There is a major shift coming for companies currently using Skype for Business – ready or not, Microsoft Teams is taking over. By July 2021, Skype for Business will reach its end of life, and Microsoft is encouraging users to migrate to Teams as soon as possible.

For any organization, big or small, adopting new technology is a challenge. For Microsoft customers, the transition from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams means changing how people communicate and collaborate. Understanding the why and the how will hopefully make that transition a bit smoother.

Why Should I Migrate from Skype to Microsoft Teams?

In a constantly evolving and dispersed workplace, collaboration among companies, teams and departments has become increasingly essential to maintaining a connected, engaged and productive workforce. Microsoft Teams seamlessly integrates communication into a single application, utilizing fully integrated file sharing, chat, voice and video, making for a more robust communications platform that seamlessly integrates with the M365 applications you are already running, such as Stream and Yammer.

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Is My Network Ready To Migrate To Microsoft Teams?

What may be preventing some enterprises from leveraging Microsoft Teams and enterprise video is the uncertainty around their networks. There are concerns that by democratizing video communications and increasing consumption of video, that their infrastructure will not be able to handle the bandwidth heavy VoD (Video on Demand) strategy without experiencing buffering or connection issues.

Although the deadline to transition from Skype for Business to Teams is over a year away, there is no reason to wait. Running Modern Meetings with Microsoft Teams.